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MoCA 2.0 Certification Testing Now Available Exclusively at NTS

With the recent successful completion of Golden Node testing, NTS is now exclusively performing certification testing for the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 2.0 at its NTS Advanced Technology division located in Culver City, CA.

MoCA 2.0 serves the requirements of operators, including new performance modes, optimized energy saving, expanded operating frequencies, as well as packet error rate improvements. Golden node testing was performed on devices from Entropic. This testing is more rigorous and complex than standard certification testing in order to confirm the devices are in all ways compliant and conform to the specification. These Golden Nodes are then used in the certification testing of other devices via interoperability to ensure those devices meet the MoCA 2.0 standard.

“NTS worked closely with MoCA to make sure these devices are compatible, robust representations of the MoCA 2.0 standard,” said Charles Cerino, President, MoCA. Certification testing for MoCA 2.0 devices is available beginning today.


National Technical Systems Awarded 2-Year Extension of Exclusive MoCA Certification Agreement

Testing of Faster, More Robust MoCA 2.0 Products Coming Soon

Calabasas, CA (August 17, 2010)…National Technical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced today that the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) has extended its agreement with NTS to be the exclusive worldwide testing laboratory for MoCA product certifications for an additional 2 years.

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MoCA Certification Program Overview

Coax Cable - MoCAMoCA (Multimedia Over Coax Alliance) is a standard that utilizes existing coaxial cable at homes for creating a home network for sharing digital multimedia contents among different location inside the home. The MoCA Alliance has established the MoCA certification testing program to insure the proper functionality of MoCA devices and verify their conformance with the MoCA specification.

There are three parts to MoCA certification testing:

  1. First, MoCA vendors run the self test on their own product and once they feel comfortable about their device’s performance, the vendor will submit their device to the MoCA test house for certification testing. If you’re a MoCA member you can download the MoCA Certification Test Plan from the Members Site.
  2. Second, the test house will then conduct the designated CORE testing, as outlined in the MoCA Certification Test Plan (MoCA-DEVICE-CTP V10 or V08 depending on if version 1.0 or 1.1 is being tested).
  3. Finally, upon the successful completion of testing, the results are sent to the MoCA Alliance for final verification and issuance of the actual certification.

In addition to the certification testing, the MoCA certification test house is also capable of providing the pre-cert (self test) testing. This works well for those vendors that are short on staff and resources, or those that aren’t familiar with the necessary self-test validation. The test house provides other MoCA related services (debugging, spot checking, etc.) to address any testing needs prior to the vendor submitting for certification to assist the vendors in getting their products to the market faster.